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PMC 2015: All Our Riders Are Winners

To this year's Pan-Mass Challenge riders, volunteers, and supporters: congratulations on your great achievement this weekend! Together, you're helping to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the tools and resources to develop treatments and advances for all types of cancer.

 

Dana-Farber mourns the death of breast surgeon Carolyn Kaelin, MD, MPH, FACS

August 03, 2015

The Dana-Farber community is saddened by the death of Carolyn Mary Kaelin, MD, MPH, FACS, of Boston, MA, who died on July 28, surrounded by loved ones. A gifted and compassionate breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Kaelin was a surgical oncologist in the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber and director of the Breast Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH 

New Online Resource for Precision Cancer Medicine

Clinicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women'’s Cancer Center are now armed with specialized tests to create a precise "tumor profile" for each patient's cancer. Learn about the latest thinking in precision cancer medicine from our researchers and clinicians, and explore a searchable database of clinical trials that focus on targeted therapies by disease, gene, and mutation.

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy shown to improve survival for patients with advanced ovarian cancer
August 03, 2015

Study led by Dr. Alexi Wright finds intraperitoneal chemotherapy substantially improves survival of ovarian cancer patients, but that many women who could benefit are not receiving the treatment.

U.S. News & World Report names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center among best for cancer care
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

New approach to treating B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia shows promise in preclinical studies
July 13, 2015

Dana-Farber's David Weinstock, MD, and colleagues report that a novel compound stops B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia tumor cell growth in pre-clinical studies; approach may be effective in other cancers as well.

Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds (New York Times)

August 04, 2015

Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer.

How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer? (National Public Radio))
August 03, 2015

Dr. Jay Bradner delivers a TED Radio Hour episode on “Fighting Cancer” on NPR discussing the importance of open-source research.

Should I Stop Using Antiperspirant? (New York Magazine)
July 31, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein provided insight to dispel the myth that antiperspirants cause breast cancer.

Stricter indoor tanning laws urged in Massachusetts (Portland Press Herald)
July 30, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Lin discussed a bill proposed by Massachusetts lawmakers that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds.

The High Cost of Cancer Care: Your Money or Your Life? (Newsweek)
July 24, 2015

Dr. Deborah Schrag commented on rising costs of cancer drugs and the problems it presents to patients who have exhausted all other drug options.

U.S. News & World Report Names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center among Best in Cancer (Reuters)
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

WomenUp: Dorothy Puhy of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston Business Journal)
July 17, 2015

Dorothy Puhy, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dana-Farber, was featured for her role at the Institute.

Tai Chi for Optimal Health

August 04, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. more

Sunset Qigong

August 04, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Support Group(3)

August 04, 2015

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

Please join us for a monthly support group for people with GI cancers. This is an opportunity for you to:
• Connect with others with a similar diagnosis
• Share information and resources
• Gain tools to help you manage the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment

Facilitated by : Jane Bausch, LICSW 

Registration is required.
Contact : Jane Bausch at 617-632-3309

 

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